Hattiesburg to hold job fair for restaurant, hospitality industries

The city of Hattiesburg is working with local restaurants and other businesses to help recruit employees amid a staff shortage that is becoming critical.

“Our businesses are doing their best at serving residents and visitors safely, but many are facing uphill battles like staffing, product supply and more,” Mayor Toby Barker said Thursday at a news conference outside City Hall.

City officials will hold a job fair for the restaurant and hospitality industry May 12 to bring in people looking for jobs and connecting them with potential employers, Barker said. It is a welcome measure for restaurants in the Hub City.

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker announces a job fair for restaurants and the hospitality industry during a news conference on the steps of City Hall, Thursday, May 12, 2021, as Pyro's Pizza General Manager Edward Hargrove, left, and New South Restaurant Group owner Robert St. John listen.

“This is the first time the city administration has taken proactive measures such as this to help the restaurant community, so we are grateful for what you and your team are doing,” restaurateur Robert St. John told Barker.

St. John said business is good, but like many other restaurants, not just locally but across the country, finding employees has become almost impossible.

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